A Good Disruption: Redefining Growth in the Twenty-First Century

  • 6h 41m
  • Klaus Zumwinkel, Martin R. Stuchtey, Per-Anders Enkvist
  • Bloomsbury Publishing LLC
  • 2016

Disruptive technology is one of the defining economic trends of our age, transforming one major industry after another. But what is the true impact of such disruption on the world's economies, and does it really have the potential to solve global problems such as low growth, inequality and environmental degradation? The provocative answer is that such disruption could indeed solve many of these issues, but that it won't... at least, not on its current trajectory.

A Good Disruption highlights some of the huge costs that are at stake, and argues that managing such disruption will be the defining business challenge of the next decade. In order for us to meet that challenge, the book sets out a bold and inspirational vision for a more robust and sustainable economic model.

Rich in relevant case studies, and incorporating industry examples from around the world, A Good Disruption accomplishes the remarkable feat of synthesizing key contemporary trends into a coherent world view of how to seize the potential of our collective futures. This is essential reading for policy makers, politicians, business executives and social scientists, as well as anyone who wants a deeper understanding of the impact of disruptive technology and how it can be transformed into a major force for the global good.

About the Authors

Martin R. Stuchtey is founder and managing partner of SystemiQ Ltd, a specialist for large-scale environmental programs. Previously, he worked at McKinsey in various leadership positions, most recently as Director of the Center for Business & Environment. He is a strategic advisor to the World Economic Forum and a professor for resource strategies.

Per-Anders Enkvist was a consultant with McKinsey for 15 years, for the last seven of which he was a partner in its sustainability practice. He was the global leader of McKinsey's work on climate change and a co-leader of its work on the circular economy. Per-Anders recently founded his own consultancy, Material Economics.

After 10 years as a senior partner at McKinsey, Klaus Zumwinkel became CEO of Germany's largest mail order group, and subsequently of the German postal service, now Deutsche Post DHL. He has also served on numerous boards, including Lufthansa, Morgan Stanley and Deutsche Telekom.

In this Book

  • Desired – Celebrating Growth
  • Fuelled – Resource-Based Growth
  • Borrowed – A Growth of Liabilities
  • Lost – The Great Divergence
  • Wasted – System Waste As A New Resource
  • Broken – The Unfulfilled Sustainability Dream
  • Three Pillars of A Better Growth Model
  • The 'Net-Positive' Norm – Accretive, Productive, Healthy
  • A European Case Example – Positive for Economy and Environment
  • Disruptive Trends – the World At A Turning Point
  • Digitizing the Physical World – The Next Revolution
  • Disrupted – for Better or for Worse?
  • Turning Innovation Into A Force of Good
  • Ten Years That Matter – The Case for Change
  • An Intuition Reset – Structure of A Good Revolution
  • Shaping, Not Gaping – Government's New Role
  • More is Different – The Unstoppable Crowd
  • The New Capitalist – The Rise of Long-Term Entrepreneurism
  • The Great Reconciliation – Entering the Upward Spiral
  • The Good Singularity – Not Wasting Our Best Chance